2019 World Junior, U23 and U18 Championship Teams Announced!


Perfect Scores!  Both Gus Schumacher, Alaska Winter Stars and Kendall Kramer, Fairbanks XC swept the junior races to claim the top spot for the 2019 World Junior Championship Team, in Lahti, Finland.


U23 Men’s Team

Peter Holmes, SVSEF

Daniel Streinz, NMU

Hunter Wonders, APUNSC

Ian Torchia, NMY

Braden Becker, Williams College


U23 Women

Julie Kern, SMS T2

Hailey Swirbul, APUNSC

Hannah Halverson, APUNSC

Evelina Sutro, UVM

Alayna Sonnesyn, SMS T2


World Junior Men’s Team

Gus Schumacher, Alaska Winter Stars

Johnny Hagenbuch, Sun Valley SEF

Ben Ogden, UVM

Luke Jager, APUNSC

Noel Keeffe, Univ Utah

Zanden McMullen, APUNSC


World Junior Women’s Team

Kendall Kramer, FXC

Novie McCabe, Methow Valley

Waverly Gebhardt, SSWS

Sophia Mazzoni, Sun Valley SEF

Maria McCollor, Minnapolis SC

Sydney Palmer-Leger, Sun Valley SEF


U-18 Nordic Nations Women’s Team

Charlotte Ogden, SMS

Nina Seemann,

Adrianna Proffitt, Alaska Nordic Racing

Annie McColgan, Mt Bachelor SEF

Kate Oldham, Aspen Valley SC

Abigail Streinz, Craftbury


U-18 Nordic Nations Men’sTeam

Joshua Valentine, GMVS

Will Koch, Stratton Mountain School

Brian Bushey, GMVS

Kai Mittelsteadt, Bridger SF

Michael Earnhart, Alaska Nordic Racing

Lane Myshrall, PCSS


To see the points rankings click here: (athletes in yellow qualified for both teams and chose WJ)

u23 men 2019

U23 Women 2019

2019 Men U18-Day 3 – Final Standing[7]

2019 Men-Jr World-Day3-Final Standing[3]

2019 Women U18-YOG-Day3-Final Standings[7]

2019 WomenWorld Junior -Day 3 – Final Standings[10]


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